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Fighting corruption when existing corruption-control levels count : what do wealth effects tell us?

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  • Simplice A, Asongu

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Why are some nations more effective at battling corruption than others? Are there different determinants in the fight against corruption across developing nations? How do wealth effects play-out when existing corruption-control levels matter in the corruption battle? To investigate these concerns we examine the determinants of corruption-control throughout the conditional distribution of the fight against corruption. The following broad findings are established. (1) Population growth is a(an) tool(impediment) in(to) the fight against corruption in Low(Middle) income countries. (2) Democracy increases (decreases) corruption-control in Middle(Low) income countries. As a policy implication, blanket corruption-control strategies are unlikely to succeed equally across countries with different income-levels and political wills in the fight against corruption. Thus to be effective, corruption policies should be contingent on the prevailing levels of corruption-control and income-bracket.

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Keywords: Corruption; Democracy; Government quality; Quantile regression; Africa;

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  1. Simplice A, Asongu & Oasis, Kodila-Tedika, 2013. "Crime and conflicts in Africa: consequences of corruption?," MPRA Paper 44043, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Simplice Asongu, 2014. "Financial development dynamic thresholds of financial globalization: Evidence from Africa," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 41(2), pages 166 - 195, March.
  3. Simplice Asongu, 2014. "The impact of health worker migration on development dynamics: evidence of wealth effects from Africa," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 187-201, March.
  4. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Determinants of Health Professionals’ Migration in Africa," MPRA Paper 37632, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Globalization and health worker crisis: what do wealth-effects tell us?," Working Papers 12/023, African Governance and Development Institute..

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